14 Hits to Order for Lunch Now That You're WFH in East Bay

Susannah Chen
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The Roasted Brussels Salad with Balsamic Dressing from The Salad Bowl in Oakland.

Editor’s Note: This list has been updated with new restaurants as of May 19.

While it’s great in theory to have a daily excuse to work in your pajamas, let’s face it: your lunch routine just isn’t the same. Missing your midday lunch breaks around town with co-workers now that you’re working from home? Replace them with one of these popular lunch ideas that you can get sent right to your doorstep (lunch buddy not included).

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Tuscany Crepe

Crepevine 

Rockridge

Even if you can’t take a jaunt over to your favorite crepe stand for lunch, you can still order Europe’s favorite foldable meal for delivery. One of the top sellers at Crepevine in Oakland is the Tuscany, with chicken breast, mushrooms, pesto, feta, and almonds.

Roasted Brussels Salad with Balsamic Dressing

The Salad Bowl

Wentworth/Holland

With its roasted brussels sprouts, gorgonzola, caramelized onions, toasted hazelnuts, tomatoes, and parsley, the Brussels salad here is the perfect antidote to the usual, run-of-the-mill lunchtime salad.

Ye Doro Wot

Lemat Ethiopian Restaurant and Cafe

Ashby

Not only is Berkeley’s Lemat open for lunch (a rarity among East African restaurants in the Bay), it also offers online ordering, takeout, and delivery. A sure bet meal: the complex, filling Ye Doro Wot, a chicken and egg stew.

Moo Ka-Tiam with Kai Dao

Pintoh Thai Street Food 

Downtown Oakland

With stir-fried pork, a fried egg, peppers, cucumber, garlic sauce, and rice, Pintoh’s Moo Ka-Tiam makes for a perfectly balanced lunch.

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